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The Salvation Army helps dress girls for the prom

Submitted by on March 19, 2013 – No Comment

A dress for the prom, with the help of The Salvation Army in Pasadena, CA. Photo credit: John Docter

Do you remember your senior prom? I sure do. The hunt for the perfect dress took more than one Saturday: my mom had the patience of Job. I was very fortunate because my parents could afford to buy my dress.

A lot of girls don’t have it so easy. So, for the fourth consecutive year The Salvation Army in Pasadena – with the help of many generous donors – made preparing for this year’s prom a snap!

One hundred low-income Pasadena-area high school girls “shopped” for a beautiful new or gently used prom dresses free of charge. And, the quilting club which meets at the Army church in Pasadena volunteered their time to do the alterations.

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We also want to thank Lisa Guerrero from Inside Edition for donating some of her red carpet gowns for the girls! She brought a camera operator to the event and did a story for her show. Once it airs, we’ll add a link to the story here so be sure to check back.

:: Find out more about the work of The Salvation Army in Southern California at their official website and on Facebook.


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